Missing persons found through this system for 100 days after the disappearance warning text message system was implemented was found to be 60 people. All of them were found within 24 hours.
The National Police Agency has been It was announced on the 28th that the number of missing alert texts sent out until the 16th was 167.
Among them, 120 were dementia patients, There were 38 cases of intellectual, autistic, and mental disabilities, and 9 cases of children under the age of 18. In 159 out of 167 cases, missing persons were found and reports were lifted.
Among the total transmission cases, the missing warning text was the cause of the direct discovery, accounting for 35.9% of 60 cases. This is a case in which the reporter directly stated that he reported the disappearance alert text message, and the police explained that the effect of this system could be greater in reality.
As a result of analyzing the cases of missing persons found directly caused by the disappearance warning text message, the average time from sending the text message to the time it was found was 3 hours and 10 minutes. This is about one-tenth of the average time required to find missing children this year, which is 34 hours.
In particular, All of them were found within 24 hours of sending the text message. The detection rate within 3 hours of transmission was about 77%, and the detection rate within 6 hours was about 85%.
Police official explained, “The text message of the disappearance alert is of great help in resolving the disappearance case, which is the key to prompt discovery in the early stage of the incident.”
The police are currently operating a message transmission system through the disaster message transmission system with the cooperation of the Ministry of Public Administration and Security.
Commissioner of the National Police Agency Kim Chang-ryong said, “The public’s interest in the disappearance warning message has made it possible to find missing people more quickly, and a solid safety net for citizens is being built.”
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